See the tulip gardens and enjoy the flat countryside south of Amsterdam on a full day tour
The Keukenhof is the most beautiful flower garden in the Netherlands. It is a must see. Every year it is open for 8 weeks and it is one of the highlights of your visit to the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is the second biggest exporter of food & agriculture in the world after the US. It is 22% of our total export. How is it possible that such a small country with 17 million people living there is also a big exporter of Tulips, Cheese, Tomatoes and knowledge about agriculture? I would love to take you on an agricultural tour to show you all.
It is a great tour in which you can see cows, windmills, reclaimed land, greenhouses, tulips and water, a lot of water. It will give you the bigger picture of the agricultural superpower that the Netherlands is. You will be surprised how we are able to combine all in such a small area.
We will make a tour by private car in the area south of Amsterdam. On the way to the Keukenhof you will see a lot of examples of reclaimed land. We call it a polder. We will visit a polder where windmills are still in use to pump out the water.
And of course you will see a lot of cows and farmland. I love to tell you a lot about water management in the Netherlands.
In the Keukenhof I will explain to you how everything is set up and where restaurants and facilities are. After that you will have time to enjoy the Keukenhof on your own for around 2, 5 to 3 hours. If you want I can stay with you in the Keukenhof gardens.
Good weather is not included. Be prepared for rain, wind and cold weather. In the months of March and April, even gloves are sometimes needed.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, your cruise terminal or any place in or near Amsterdam. It is possible to pick you up at Amsterdam Schiphol airport without extra costs.
End location: I will bring you back to your hotel, your cruise terminal, or any place in or near Amsterdam. It is possible to bring you back to Amsterdam Schiphol airport without extra costs.
Duration: 8 hours
Private rental car with sufficient space for all of you.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - For a lunch and some refreshments
@Museums. I do not guide inside. They have written information, audio-guides or professional guides available for you.
@Languages. I can guide in English and Netherlands. In the other languages listed, I do have basic understanding.
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Wilfred did a great job. We wanted a tour of the tulip harvest and of the countryside in the area where my ancestors were from. Though the harvest was at the very end of the season he managed to find some fields where active work was occurring. We then drove through miles of beautiful farmland. He was knowledgeable about the water drainage system and the few operating windmill pump stations. We traveled through he orchards and a couple of small very old towns. He gave us a very interesting tour!